“We face serious energy management challenges on a number of fronts,” said Secretary Abraham. “We won’t be able to address these challenges without the kind of collaboration between the public and private sectors that this conference seeks to achieve.”

The event, the second in a series of nationwide events, was hosted by Eaton Corporation as part of its continuing effort to provide leaders from the public sector and industry with the tools they need to navigate rapidly evolving needs for improved energy management. Eaton, which has nearly 400 employees in Texas, and works with local customers, including Austin Energy, The University of Texas at Austin, and Dell, offers a wide array of energy management products and solutions in the areas of renewable energy, high-performance green buildings, hybrid and advanced vehicle technology, and energy efficiency.